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The Bathroom Manufacturers Association is backing new guidance issued to homeowners for when they have tradespeople carry out work in and around their homes. “Work Safe. Safe Work” is a campaign developed by TrustMark with the Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

A guidance booklet, which can be downloaded or given to the homeowners before a visit to the property, gives practical advice. It makes clear what COVID-safety measures should be discussed and carried out before, during and after work is done in the home.

The guide also sets out:

  • the tasks which are the responsibility of the homeowner, such as disinfecting door handles before and after the tradesperson comes into the home.
  • what responsibilities lie with the tradesperson, such as providing their own PPE.
  • a list of helpful questions for homeowners to ask.

Tom Reynolds, Chief Executive of the BMA said: “Several of BMA’s members have teams on the road installing bathroom fittings or servicing products, so getting safely back into customers’ homes is crucial. Even for members that don’t provide such services, getting the trade back to work installing products safely to be crucial to the whole sector’s recovery.”

“We fully support the ‘Work Safe. Safe Work’ campaign and encourage all KBB businesses to give the booklet to any of their customers before a job is started. It brings clarity and confidence to people when have work done in their homes.”

Work Safe. Safe Work is being supported by a range of other construction industry trade bodies, including the Construction Leadership Council. More information about the Work Safe. Safe Work campaign is available here. The booklet and other campaign assets are available here.

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